- encourage enrollment at New College Institute (NCI),
- increase the college attendance rate in the community, and
- help make college affordable.
The Foundation offers scholarships to assist students in advancing their education and improving career readiness.
Types of Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded each year based on the Foundation’s spending policy, the availability of funds, and the merit of the applications. Funds are available to students enrolled in NCI affiliated programs leading to a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, endorsement or graduate certificate.
Areas of study for scholarship assistance at the New College Institute include Elementary Education, Social Work, Educational Leadership, Reading Specialist, Leadership Studies, Library Media, and others.
Applicants must meet at minimum the following criteria:
- Enrolled in or admitted to a New College Institute affiliated program leading toward a bachelor’s, master’s, endorsement, or graduate certificate program
- May attend part-time or full-time
- Enrolled for the duration of the scholarship period
- Other criteria as established by scholarship donors
Applicants are encouraged to apply for state and federal assistance by completing the FAFSA application. Contact Sammy Redd, Coordinator of Student Services at 276-403-5611 for assistance.
How to Apply
The application must be completed online at www.ncfmhc.org. Paper applications are not accepted.
Only one application is necessary to be considered for all available scholarships. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the criteria for each fund.
Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on May 31, 2019. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All applicants will be notified in writing regarding the status of their application.
The application packet must include an official transcript from the most recently attended college, two letters of recommendation from individuals other than relatives who are familiar with the applicant’s qualities and character, and one community service verification form signed by the organization's representative. Official transcripts sent from the university may be mailed to the foundation office or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are evaluated by the New College Foundation Scholarship Committee on the basis of academic and work history, community service, personal statements, and leadership attributes. In addition, other criteria may be set by scholarship donors for specific awards.
Disbursement of Funds
Funds are paid directly to the university partner. Scholarship funds must be used within the academic year for which they are awarded. Extensions or deferments are not permitted. Once awards are determined, recipients are required to submit a statement of acceptance and a thank-you letter to the scholarship donor prior to the foundation disbursing funds.
Available Endowed Scholarships
Phillip and Paula Burnette Scholarship
Worth Harris Carter, Jr. and Katherine Carter Scholarship
The Dorsey Family Scholarship
Wilbur S. and Lillie T. Doyle Memorial Scholarship
Benjamin R. Gardner Memorial Scholarship
Jett and Irving Groves Scholarship
Antoinette Haskell Scholarship
V. Wendell Hylton, ED. D. and Ernestine Dodson Hodge Scholarship
Julius Hermes Memorial Scholarship
Lacy Foundation Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. Bashley H. Lee Scholarship
New College Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Rotary Club of Henry County, Virginia Scholarship
Patrick Henry Community College Scholar Award
Patricia A. Featherstun Altrusa Memorial Scholarship (annual)